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Smithsonite

ex coll. Wilke
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Description
Locality: 
Darreh Zanjir Mine, Taft District, Yazd Province, Iran
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
16.8 × 7.7 × 3 cm
Description

A large piece of massive smithsonite with calcite (?) and iron-oxides, one side cut and polished.
Material from Iran is very rare and nowadays practically unatainable.
Old find from the seventies.
Exact locality lost, but there are only two or three possible mines in the area.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

Formula: 
ZnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

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